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Subject: ...interacting ranges, likely is a 'laughing gas' giant planet?

Date: Wed Sep 20 21:00:47 2006
Posted by Gabriel
Grade level: undergrad School: Millennium Library
City: Winnipeg State/Province: Manitoba Country: Canada
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 1158811247.As

This is a list of the Triatomic molecules that have been detected in  
the interstellar medium as of 2005 (Ref: Wikipedia)

Molecule:	Designation: 
AlNC 		Aluminum isocyanide 
C3 		Carbon trimer, Cycloprop-triene 
C2H 		Ethynyl radical 
C2O 		Dicarbon monoxide 
CO2 		Carbon dioxide 
H3+ 		Protonated molecular hydrogen 
HCN 		Hydrogen cyanide 
HNC 		Hydrogen isocyanide 
HCO 		Formyl radical 
HCO+ 		Formyl cation 
HCS+ 		Thioformyl cation 
HOC+ 		Hydroxymethylidynium
H2O 		Water 
HDO 		Monodeuterated water 
H2S 		Hydrogen sulfide 
HNO 		Nitrosyl hydride 
MgCN 		Magnesium cyanide 
MgNC 		Magnesium isocyanide 
N2H+ 		Diazenylium 
N2O 		Nitrous oxide 
NH2 		Amino radical 
NaCN 		Sodium cyanide 
OCS 		Carbonyl sulfide 
SO2 		Sulfur dioxide 
c-SiC2 		c-Silicon dicarbide 
SiCN		Silicon cyanide

You will note the seventh one from the bottom, Nitrous Oxide. 
Considering all the factored dimensions of planet formation and all their
interacting continuum ranges, How likely is a 'laughing gas" giant planet?
I have checked the freezing point of Nitrous Oxide and I'm guessing it is a
factor in how far from its primary star this planet would form, at 90.9 degrees
Celcius, would that put one closer than Jupiter is to Sol in a system with the
same type/size star??

Re: ...interacting ranges, likely is a 'laughing gas' giant planet?

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